How to upgrade firmware TYT MD-380

How to upgrade firmware TYT MD-380

If you want to upgrade the firmware on your TYT MD-380 DMR Two Way radio, then we hope you find our guide useful. Please note: Any upgrades to firmware following this guide is done so entirely at your own risk. We will not accept any responsibility for damage or bricked Tytera radios. If in doubt, get someone who knows what they are doing to upgrade your firmware.


Firmware Version -                                 Date                 Name:

TYT MD-380 Firmware D013.020 New Vocoder Jul 16 2016   TYT Tytera MD-380 Firmware v13.20 Non GPS Version - Includes Firmware & Upgrade Software ( For radios with Firmware

TYT MD-380 Firmware D003.020 Old Vocoder Jul 16 2016   TYT Tytera MD-380 Firmware v3.020 - Includes Firmware & Upgrade Software ( For radios with Firmware and

TYT MD-380 Firmware D003.008       Jun. 15, 2016    TYT Tytera MD-380 Firmware v3.008 - Firmware only

TYT MD-380 Firmware D002.034        Sep. 4, 2015      TYT Tytera MD-380 Firmware v2.034 - Includes Firmware Upgrade Software

TYT MD-380 DMR Firmware - How to upgrade Firmware

Pre-upgrade checklist:

  • A good/full charged battery
  • Programming Cable
  • Latest firmware download on your PC
  • Check your current firmware version on your radio.

          Menu > Utilities > Radio Info > Versions

To upgrade firmware on your TYT radio:-

  1. Press and hold the top side button and the PTT, then switch on the radio.  - See image below
  2. The top LED should be flashing Red/Green
  3. Connect your USB Cable to the Radio and PC.
  4. Extract your firmware download to a folder - See 2nd image below
  5. Open the folder, run upgrade.exe
  6. Click Open Update File - See 3rd Image Below
  7. Browse to your firmware .bin file and select it 
  8. Click Download Update File - See 3rd Image Below

This process can take up to 3 minutes to complete, you may find your upgrade.exe program hangs or is "not responding" during this time. Don't worry and don't touch anything as this could cause damage during the upgrade process.

  1. When complete,  you will have a pop-up box in Chinese with ok. Click this then check your radio for the firmware version number.

Image Help:

Below highlights the two buttons you need to hold to turn on the radio. As mentioned in point 1) above.

tyt md-380 firmware upgrade

Extract your download to a folder somewhere on your PC where you can find the upgrade software. As mentioned in point 2) above.

tyt md-380 firmware

The image below shows the two steps to select your .bin file (firmware) then how to download this to the radio.

tyt md-380 firmware software

Be aware

Many people are trying to install MD-380 firmware on the MD-390 radio, with GPS. Some reports have shown the MD-390 to get bricked. In some cases, it has worked perfectly fine but again, this is a risk you take if you wish to experiment. Again we won't be held responsible for any comeback from this guide

Need help?

If you'd prefer for us to program your TYT MD-380, get in touch. You can call us on 01834 889 180 or send us a message via our Contact Us page.

TYT Spare parts and Accessories.

We are a UK Agent for TYT and we stock a range of Spare Parts, genuine OEM accessories and much more. They can all be found on the spare parts web page.

Happy Programming!

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